Homicide investigation of 2-year-old, father in jail for killing another child

Homicide investigation of 2-year-old, father in jail for killing another child

Ocala, Florida — The Medical Examiner has ruled the death of 2-year-old Journee Blyden, a homicide. On June 21, 2016, deputies responded to Hemlock Course Run, Ocala. Upon arrival, they found that Journee was unconscious and unresponsive. Reports stated that she had apparent head trauma. She was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, but due to the […]

Mother tried to evade arrest, left child behind

Mother tried to evade arrest, left child behind

Ocala, Florida—The Ocala Police Department arrested a woman who left her child behind when confronted over stolen merchandise at the Wal-Mart, located at 4980 East Silver Springs Boulevard. According to reports, a Wal-Mart loss prevention officer witnessed a woman, later identified as Kelly L. Wevodau, 35, putting merchandise into a large flat purse. Surveillance showed […]

Marion Oaks woman burnt a child with cigarette

Marion Oaks woman burnt a child with cigarette

Ocala, Florida — A woman arrested for battery says she did not do anything wrong. Ocala police responded to a residence after the mother of a juvenile victim reported that the child had been intentionally burned with a cigarette. According to reports, Regina Patricia Mays, 53, went to the mother’s residence and demanded money. Mays […]

Man arrested, said he was teaching juvenile to defend himself

Man arrested, said he was teaching juvenile to defend himself

Ocala, Florida — Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to Southwest 27th Avenue, and arrested a man they say held a knife to a juvenile’s throat while teaching the boy self-defense. Upon arrival, deputies met with the mother of the juvenile, who stated that she had been having problems Kenneth Vinson, 56. The mother stated that […]

Woman arrested for hitting juveniles with a cooking pot

Woman arrested for hitting juveniles with a cooking pot

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Ocala woman after an anonymous caller reported that two children had been hit with a cooking pot. Authorities responded to Northwest Gainesville Road and made contact with the two juvenile victims. According to reports, the juveniles stated that, Monica Emanuel, 37, was on the couch and […]

Mother beat child, stabbed partner

Mother beat child, stabbed partner

Silver Springs, Florida — A Silver Springs woman faces several charges after authorities were notified about possible abuse on a child. Authorities say that Ann Montross, 25, became angry when her child “pooped” in her pants. A second victim in the house, Montross’ partner, stated that Montross became so agitated that she threw the child […]

Man busted little girl’s nose

Man busted little girl’s nose

Anthony, Florida — A man, who deputies say struck a little girl in the face over the weekend, was released from jail on a $3,500 bond Monday. An adult victim stated that she and David J. Dees, 39, were involved in a verbal altercation when the 8-year-old female victim told Dees to stop yelling at […]

Man threatened to kill his father and a juvenile after striking him

Man threatened to kill his father and a juvenile after striking him

Summerfield, Florida — A Summerfield man remained behind bars Tuesday after he hit and threatened to kill a juvenile. On Monday, Deputy Tevyn Gadson responded to Southeast 131st Place, Summerfield, in reference to a disturbance. When Gadson arrived on the scene, witnesses stated that Ronald James Beabout  Jr., became verbally aggressive toward his father. Witnesses […]

Man severely beat toddler, mother blamed a dog and the child

Man severely beat toddler, mother blamed a dog and the child

[Last updated on June 20, 2015, at 11:10 a.m.]  Ocklawaha, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man they say severely beat a 13-month-old toddler. On May 31, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to Munroe Regional Medical Center Children’s Emergency Room, in reference to an alleged case of child abuse. Upon arrival, […]

Two drug dealers arrested, drugs were in children’s reach

Two drug dealers arrested, drugs were in children’s reach

Ocala, Florida — Two drug dealers are off the street after detectives discovered a couples drug operation while serving a warrant this week. On Wednesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Detective Tortora and Deputy McQuaig responded to 3841 Northeast 16th Avenue, Ocala, in reference to a warrant check on Andrew W. Eden, 28. Eden had an active warrant […]

To the Editor: It takes a big guy to be a GAL

To the Editor: It takes a big guy to be a GAL

  Fathers’ Day is upon us and like Mothers’ Day, it brings to mind the importance of parents and especially fathers and fathering. I’m fortunate to be a Father, Grandfather and no less important, a Guardian ad Litem who advocates for and befriends children who have been removed from their parents due to abuse, neglect […]

Missing/endangered man and his girlfriend arrested

Missing/endangered man and his girlfriend arrested

Ocala, Florida — An allegedly missing and endangered man was arrested Saturday, after it was discovered that he had beaten a 3-year-old child. On Saturday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received information that Tayon Alexander, 23, had made statements during a phone call that made the reportee concerned for Alexander’s well-being. According to reports, deputies began […]

Churchill Dentistry in Ocala has been sold

Churchill Dentistry in Ocala has been sold

Ocala, Florida — Marion County residents no longer have to worry about Michael or Rebecca Tarver performing dental work on children. On Wednesday, Ocala Post received multiple e-mails that stated Churchill Dentistry — formerly Polliwog Dental — had been sold to Heart of Florida Health Center. Ocala Post was able to confirm the sale on Thursday. HFHC will […]

Baby died after she was scalded

Baby died after she was scalded

Rosedale — Nurse Practitioner Oluyemisi Adebayo, 54, was arrested while attempting to flee the county Thursday afternoon. Police in New York said an arrest warrant was issued for Adebayo after she was charge for killing 23-month-old Naomi Mondesire. Authorities said the child was under Adebayo’s care when she placed her in a bathtub with scalding […]

Woman attacked; baby cut from stomach

Woman attacked; baby cut from stomach

Longmont, Colorado — A pregnant Colorado woman that responded to a strangers Craigslist ad for baby clothes was brutally attacked. Police were called to the 1600 block of Green Place, Longmont, Wednesday, in response to a stabbing. Longmont Police spokesman Jeff Satur said when police arrived, they discovered that a 26-year-old pregnant female had been […]

Man punched woman and small child in face

Man punched woman and small child in face

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man remained behind bars Wednesday, after he punched a woman and small child in the face. According to reports, a deputy was conducting a security check at 5201 South Pine Avenue when a female victim ran into a store and asked the clerk to call 911. When the deputy made […]

Woman and teen attacked juvenile female on Baseline Road

Woman and teen attacked juvenile female on Baseline Road

Ocala, Florida — A grown woman and juvenile female have been arrested after allegedly beating a 17-year-old female as she was walking along Baseline Road. According to Marion County sheriff’s Deputy Elijha Serrano-Prusinski, the 17-year-old was walking home from the tanning salon located at 3290 Southeast 58th Avenue, Ocala, when a black 4-door car stopped […]